The mission of the West Texas Mesonet is to operate a world-scale monitoring network to deliver high-quality information to the citizens of West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. The initial funding to create the Mesonet was provided via a grant from the Texas Department of Economic Development in 1999. Since that time, the West Texas Mesonet’s expansion and yearly maintenance expenses have been supported via a small internal budget provided by Texas Tech University, and external funds generated from grants, contracts and data sales. The West Texas Mesonet must generate these external funds each year to maintain the network. Real-time measurements from the West Texas Mesonet are distributed through the West Texas Mesonet web site and various applications for use by the citizens of West Texas and eastern New Mexico. Users may only use or reproduce the West Texas Mesonet data or website content for their own personal non-commercial use. Texas Tech University research staff may contact the West Texas Mesonet for data access and usage on their projects. Beyond these two groups, any public or private (i.e. commercial) use of any West Texas Mesonet measurements must be approved by the West Texas Mesonet, and will incur a cost to the user. Redistribution of any West Texas Mesonet data by any group is strictly prohibited. All measurements are provided “as is” or “as available” to users. We reserve the right to remove data and/or products at our discretion. Users of real-time West Texas Mesonet data do not acquire ownership of the data, documents, data plots or other materials viewed. The West Texas Mesonet and Texas Tech University shall not be liable for any costs, claims, and suits arising from the use of any real-time or archive data collected from stations. The West Texas Mesonet does not make any warranties, either expressed or implied, as to the quality and accuracy of the data.